How much time do I have to file a lawsuit against the cruise line?
Your window to sue a cruise line for injuries will depend on the specific language included in your passenger ticket. In addition to a time limit to sue, the passenger ticket will often also demand notice of your claim within a period of time after injury (generally 6 months) and will require the forum in which you must bring any suit. Federal courts have enforced these requirements. Generally, the time to sue a cruise line will be one year from the date of your injury. If you have been injured on a cruise ship or during your cruise vacation and believe you may have a claim, it is imperative that you speak with a maritime injury attorney about your potential claim as soon as possible to avoid missing any of the deadlines outlined in your passenger ticket. At Munch and Munch, P.A., our Florida maritime lawyers sue the cruise lines on a regular basis, and are willing and able to file any potential lawsuit in the proper time and forum. Although the injuries may be similar to an on-land injury, the simple fact that an injury has occurred on a cruise line will have a huge effect on how your potential claim should be handled. Our cruise ship accident lawyers at Munch and Munch, P.A. specialize in these claims, and have extensive experience in this area of law. Call or email us at Munch and Munch, P.A. to discuss your potential claim.